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Congratulation to Chaske Spencer who won best actor for his role in Shouting Secrets. Congrats Chaske!!

While Clearwater Valley High School grad Chaske Spencer plays a part in the latest much-hyped Twilight film, he’s also got an award-winning role in a less talked about independent movie.

Spencer won Best Actor for his role in ”Shouting Secrets” at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco in November. The movie won Best Film.

In the film, siblings Wesley (Chaske Spencer), Pinti (Q’orianka Kilcher) and Tushka (Tyler Christopher) must get along with their father Cal (Gil Birmingham) after their mother, played by Tantoo Cardinal, becomes seriously ill.

They reunite in very different places of their lives. Wesley has become successful and famous for writing a tell-all book about growing up on the rez; Tushka is in a failing marriage and straying; Pinti is pregnant with a white underachiever’s baby.

There’s a preconception that today the Native Americans who live on the reservations all have drug problems or are all alcoholics,”

Germany-based director Korinna Sehringer says in an interview with Indian Country Media Today

When the cast read the script, they were like, Yes—finally we can play real people, we don’t have to ride a horse or be alcoholics.

The movie has not yet been released.

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